EPA Report Does Not Conclude That Fracking is Safe

EPA Report Does Not Conclude That Fracking is Safe

by RP Siegel
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"Not finding evidence is not the same as concluding anything" regarding #fracking report http://bit.ly/1QIsHJr via @Justmeans @RPSiegel

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 4:00pm



The practice of hydraulic fracking has had a substantial impact on many facets of American life. It made the US the world’s top producer of both oil and natural gas in 2014. It has dramatically lowered the cost of these fuels which has been a boon to the economy, both for manufacturers and individuals. It has bolstered the economy of certain regions of the country, particularly in Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Texas, among others. It also has provided some important strategic geo-political advantages in dealing with countries like Russia. The practice has become so widespread, there are now over a million fracking wells sprinkled across the US.


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RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. He has been published in business and technical journals and has written three books. His third, co-authored with Roger Saillant, is Vapor Trails, an eco-thriller that is being adapted for the big screen. RP is a professional engineer – and a prolific inventor, with 50 patents, numerous awards, and several commercial products. He is president of Rain Mountain LLC and is an active environmental advocate in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. In addition to Justmeans, he writes for Triple Pundit, ThomasNet News, and Energy Viewpoints, occasionally contributing to Mechanical Engineering, Strategy + Business, and Huffington Post.